Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and our studio space is set within the forest in our Scandinavian Tipi.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.

Autumn 2021

Dell Wild Club

1 - 1 Jan

£30/child

Welcome to the Dell Wild Club; an interactive, immersive experience where kids can unplug and reconnect with nature.
Wild Club is a place to build, craft, climb or just relax, from animal tracking to den building, weaving to identifying bugs or learning how to safely light a fire or carve an arrow.
Make friends, make a mud pizza or rope swing or just make someone smile, It's up to you! This is your time!
Justin Jones, our resident Woodland Activity Leader can offer small group adventure sessions, usually on a Tuesday & Saturday, for your kids to include all sorts of forest based activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Min 2 / Max 6 in any group.

Enquire about availability

Soundscape meditation walk

12 May - 31 Dec

Anytime

£25

Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.

Enquire about availability

Winter 2021

Dell Wild Club

1 - 1 Jan

£30/child

Welcome to the Dell Wild Club; an interactive, immersive experience where kids can unplug and reconnect with nature.
Wild Club is a place to build, craft, climb or just relax, from animal tracking to den building, weaving to identifying bugs or learning how to safely light a fire or carve an arrow.
Make friends, make a mud pizza or rope swing or just make someone smile, It's up to you! This is your time!
Justin Jones, our resident Woodland Activity Leader can offer small group adventure sessions, usually on a Tuesday & Saturday, for your kids to include all sorts of forest based activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Min 2 / Max 6 in any group.

Enquire about availability

Soundscape meditation walk

12 May - 31 Dec

Anytime

£25

Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.

Enquire about availability

Spring 2022

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Summer 2022

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Treat someone to an experience at the Dell

If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.

Gift Vouchers

Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.

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